IN Loving Memory of my dear wife, ELIZABETH NELSON who departed this life on 16th December, 1903.
I do not forgot you ; I loved you too dearly
For memory to fade from my life like a dream;
My lips may not speak when my heart mourns sincerely,
And my thoughts often dwell where they seldom are seen.
Inserted by by her loving husband.
IN Loving Memory of our dear mother, ELIZABETH NELSON , who departed this life on 16th December, 1903.
Mourn not for her whom God has blessed
And taken to her Heavenly rest ;
Free from all sorrow, grief and pain,
Our loss is her Eternal gain.
Another changeful year has passed,
And yet our grief is new ;
For mother dear, while life shall last
We'll ever think of you.
(Inserted by her loving sons and daughters.)
Family Notices (1904, December 16). The Bundaberg Mail and Burnett Advertiser (Qld. : 1892 - 1917), p. 2. Link to TROVE
24-Sep-1904 Mount Sturt, Qld.
8 interred -- Swan Creek Cemetery
Thomas was interred with his wife Harriet
The death occurred yesterday of Mr. Thos. Hall, of Mount Sturt, a very old resident, and over 90 years of age. Messrs. W. J. Hall, T. A. Hall, John Hall, Mrs. Mogridge, Mrs. Brown and Mrs. Eastwell and Miss Hall, all of this district, are children of the deceased. The funeral took place this afternoon, and was largely attended.
SOCIAL GOSSIP. (1904, October 1). The Queenslander (Brisbane, Qld. : 1866 - 1939), p. 9. Link to TROVE
MOGRIDGE—HALL.—On Thursday last by the Rev. M. H. Parkinson, at the residence of the bride's parents, Bush Hill Farm, Mount Sturt, Thos. Mogridge, of Warwick, to Sarah, third daughter of Mr. Thos. Hall, of Mount Sturt.
Family Notices (1877, January 13). Warwick Examiner and Times (Qld. : 1867 - 1919), p. 2. Link to TROVE
Letters of administration have) been issued in the estate of Sarah Mogridge, wife of Thomas Mogridge, retired farmer, Warwick, realty £141.
No title (1935, April 5). The Telegraph (Brisbane, Qld. : 1872 - 1947), p. 7 (LATE CITY). Link to TROVE
In Devon England there are two villages named Filleigh. One is located seven miles east south east of Barstaple a mile south of the A361 highway. The second village is located nine miles north north west of Crediton and two miles east of the A377 highway. It is unknown which of the two villages he was born in.
It has been ascertained that the house destroyed by fire.at Tannymorel on Wednesday night was the property of Mr. Thomas Mogridge, of Warwick, and not of Mr. W. A, Mogridge.
TANNYMOREL FIRE (1933, May 27). Warwick Daily News (Qld. : 1919 -1954), p. 2. Link to TROVE
At the police court, on Thursday, January 18, 1877, before Police Magistrate G. P. M. Murray, and Mr. Jas. Morgan, J.P., James Thomas Lethbridge, Robert Hart, William Gaisford, and Thomas Mogridge, aldermen in the Warwick Municipal Council, appeared charged with a breach of municipal by-law No. 7, "That on the 28th December, 1876, being then aldermen or councillors of the municipal council of Warwick aforesaid, after a motion was made and carried for a call of the whole council of the said municipality on the said 28tli day of December, 1876, and due notice thereof having been given, did neglect to attend at the town hall at the voting upon the question under notice at such meeting without reasonable cause for such absence being shown to the satisfaction of the said council, contrary to the act in such case, made and provided." However, before proceeding with the charge, and after a consultation with his solicitor, the Mayor (Ald. Jacob Horwitz) withdrew all four charges, the police magistrate making no order as to costs.
ECHOES OF THE PAST (1934, December 8). Warwick Daily News (Qld. : 1919 -1954), p. 3. Link to TROVE
MR. THOMAS MOGRIDGE
With the passing of Mr. Thomas Mogridge, whose death occurred in the Horwitz Ward on Sunday morning, following an attack of influenza, the Warwick district has lost another sturdy old pioneer, for the deceased was closely associated with early rural and municipal development.
Born at Filleigh, in Devon (England), in 1845, Mr. Mogridge came to Australia as a lad of 19. The trip by sailing vessel occupied six months. Shortly after his arrival in Brisbane he journeyed to Warwick by bullock dray, travelling via Cunningham Gap. His first position on the Darling Downs was on Glengallan Station, where he worked for a few months. He then proceeded to Roma, where he conducted an aerated water business. Here he married Miss Ruddell, and there were two children of the marriage (the late Mrs. Roleston, Bundaberg, and the late Mr. Thomas Mogridge, of Warwick). Deceased returned to Warwick in the early seventies, and established aerated water works and a soap and candle factory in Wantley-street. Some time after the death of his first wife he was married to Miss Hall, of Mount Sturt, who predeceased him six years ago. Mr. Mogridge retained his interest in the aerated water works for about 20 years and in the soap factory for about 50 years. He also established a branch cordial factory at Stanthorpe, and, after controlling it for some years, disposed of it to Mr. W. Clifford. For more than half a century he held large interests in farming properties in the Wiyarra and Tannymorel district (then known as Farm Creek), some of the best land on the Downs being owned by him. During this period he gained the distinction of being the first in the district to introduce the traction engine to agricultural work. Coincidentally, he was the second person in the district to purchase a wheat thresher. He won innumerable prizes for wheat and other produce at local shows, and was also a consistent winner in the ham and bacon sections.
Outside of his personal business activities, Mr. Mogridge helped to foster various co-operative welfare movements. He was a foundation director of the Farmers' Milling Company, and continued as a member of the board for an unbroken period of 44 years right up to the time of his demise. The show society, the Warwick Rifle Club, the now defunct coursing club and the Warwick Gun Club were also bodies in which he took a keen interest, and several valuable trophies he won from the last named body were tangible proofs of his prowess as a shot. He was well versed in local government administration, being member of Glengallan Shire Council (No. 3 division) for 18 years and an alderman of the Warwick Town Council for a term. Lodge matters also occupied his attention, for he was a foundation member of the Rose of Warwick Oddfellows Lodge and of No. 11 Pioneer Loyal Orange Lodge.
Mr. Mogridge was a typical example of the hardy English pioneer, for, despite his age, he was an alert and comparatively active man right up to the time of his sudden illness a few weeks ago. He is survived by four sons (William, Percival, Abraham and Arthur; all residents of Warwick and district), and one daughter (Mrs. A. C. Allen, of Palmerston North, N.Z.). Two sons (John and George) and one daughter (Gertrude) of the second marriage predeceased him.
The funeral took place on Monday, being attended by a large number of mourners. The services at the Methodist Church and at the graveside were conducted by the Rev. E. J. Taylor.
Obituary MR. THOMAS MOGRIDGE (1935, August 21). Warwick Daily News (Qld. : 1919 -1954), p. 2. Link to TROVE